For myself, I have a lot of difficulty coming up with a single aesthetic that describes me. For clothing, I usually am dressed in athleisure on most days. For art and design, I find myself trending more towards mid-century modern and modern aesthetics.

A style of design I have been indoctrinated into via my parents is Scandinavian design. While it is very similar to mid-century modern, it has some key differences. It focuses more on light colors and natural light, while mid-century modern focuses more on darker, richer colors. Some of the other characteristics of Scandinavian design are functionality, clean lines, and natural materials. With that in mind, I am planning to create a Scandinavian-style table lamp.

I was thinking about creating a lamp already. As it gets later in the day, I have noticed that having softer, indirect light helps me to fall asleep faster. So, I thought about creating a lamp with a smart lightbulb to be able to shift the tones of light throughout the day as I want to be awake or fall asleep.

Below are some pictures I found online of lamps that I want to draw inspiration from. I want my lamp to be made out of nice wood and maybe some gold or black metal. I also want to be sure to incorporate clean lines and maybe some of the almost organic shapes that are created with the wood.

Octo Pendant LightWavy x AMBER table lamp, retro minimal design, 3d printed with 99% recycled plastic E27, E26, A19 LED image 1

Gaffel Floor Lamp Acacia - Scandinavian Designs



Octo Pendant Light

Gaffel Floor Lamp

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  • Josh Sweeney
    March 6, 2024 6:54 pm

    Hi Jonathon, this is a really cool aesthetic! Are you planning on sticking entirely to the Scandinavian design aesthetic, or will you incorporate any elements of mid-century modern as well? I look forward to seeing what you do with this!

  • Ben Clairday
    March 3, 2024 1:48 pm

    Hey Jonathon, I think a lamp that is similar to where you are drawing your inspiration from will be interesting. I am looking forward to see the sketches you create for the first round of your ideas.


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